RAF Fighter Crew 1940
Eduard, 1/48 scale
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||Eduard Kit No. 8507 - RAF Fighter
|Contents and Media:
||36 parts in grey coloured plastic
making up six full figures
||USD$12.95 plus shipping,
available online from Eduard
||Action poses for both pilots and
ground crew; nice, chunky scale appearance; high level of detail; good
fit; versatile use for dioramas or individual aircraft models.
Reviewed by Brett Green
Eduard's 1/48 scale RAF Fighter Crew 1940 will
be available online from Squadron.com
Eduard continues their occasional pilot and
aircrew series with a new release, "RAF Fighter Crew 1940".
The kit comprises 36 parts in grey plastic,
making up a total of six figures - four pilots and two ground crew.
All the figures are provided in action poses.
They are either running, climbing or pointing. In the case of the ground
crew, they are clearly rendering assistance to the pilots.
Each figure is made up of separate arms and legs,
a torso and head. Detail is very good, with individual facial
the thumbnails below to view larger images:
These figures are nice and chunky, replicating
the "Michelin Man" appearance of many Battle of Britain pilots with
their bulky flying gear. I measured one of the typical figures. He was
37mm from the bottom of his heel to the top of his flying helmet, which
scales out to 177.6 cm, or around 5' 10".
I assembled one of the pilot figures and posed
him with a Spitfire. It is a Spitfire Mk.IXc, which is from 1944 not
1940, but the basic configuration is the same.
Prior to assembly, a few raised seam lines were
easily removed with a hobby knife. Fit was good. No putty has been used
on this figure.
Eduard's 1/48 scale RAF Fighter Crew 1940 is a
versatile figure set that will lend a sense of scale and context to an
individual model, or a diorama.
Thanks to Eduard for the sample
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